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"Love is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination." bell hooks

Jen DePaolo is an artist and community organizer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work celebrates identity, connection and survival. She works for a more empathic and equitable society through her outreach, studio practice and collaborative events and projects. Jen earned her BA in Fine Arts from Houghton College and later moved to Albuquerque to pursue her MFA from the University of New Mexico. She participated in UNM’s Land Arts of the American West program as a Teaching Assistant and maintains a strong ecological focus in her work. In 2008, she held her MFA exhibition, Home Economics at the Harwood Art Center where, in 2011 she became full time staff. Jen enjoys writing and has been published in Ceramics, Art and Perception and Ceramics Monthly.

Since her 2008 MFA exhibition, Home Economics, Jen has examined the impact of conspicuous consumption on rituals and traditions in American culture as well as the ecosystems that bear the burden of industrial production. She has come to see small-scale local production as a useful means of corporate resistance and as one of the greatest benefits a community can offer its own place and the world at large. 

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Jen in the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, NM Photo Credit: David Truncellito

Jen in the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, NM Photo Credit: David Truncellito

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